Create an avant-garde selfie or a modernist marketing campaign with FREE geometric clip art that pays tribute to the Bauhaus design school.
Established more than a century ago, the Bauhaus remains one of the most influential movements on design today. The alternative art school, which was founded by architect Walter Gropius in Weimar, Germany in 1919, changed the face of modern design forever. We can still see the influence of the Bauhaus on architecture, furniture and graphic design, with students of the school aspiring to narrow the gap between the arts and industry, making good design accessible for all.
This FREE bundle of geometric Bauhaus clip art includes a huge 40+ illustrated elements that allow you to build modernist masterpieces of your own. Featuring a wide range of geometric shapes and campaign assets, you can use your FREE download to build colorful collage designs for social media, websites, email campaigns and much more!
Your clip art designs are super easy to use; simply drop onto your designs to create kooky collages, animated selfies or web banners.
Why not create an animated selfie using your Bauhaus clip art to share with your followers? It’s super simple to put together. Scroll to the end of the article for an easy three-step tutorial to create an animated Instagram selfie using online app Shutterstock Create.
Read on to preview the geometric Bauhaus clip art included in your freebie bundle, plus learn how to animate an Instagram Post using Shutterstock Create.
Learn how to create animated selfies for Instagram using your free clip art bundle in the Shutterstock Create tutorial at the end of this article. License the photos used in these images via Anton Vierietin and Look Studio.
What’s Included in Your FREE Geometric Bauhaus Clip Art Bundle
Inside your FREE Bauhaus bundle, you’ll find 40+ clip art illustrations you can use to create static or animated social media designs and print layouts. Combine these geometric shapes, modernist furniture, and quirky eye illustrations—or use them alone—to create easy and unique collage designs.
Your Bauhaus freebie bundle is really simple to use, even for complete beginners just learning to use graphics. The clip art illustrations are provided as editable vector files, which can be opened using vector software, as well as transparent background PNG images, which can be applied directly to social media designs.
Head on down to the bottom of the article for a simple three-step Shutterstock Create tutorial for creating an animated Instagram post.
In the tutorial, you’ll learn how to edit and animate a selfie to give it an avant-garde, stylish look.
FREE Geometric Bauhaus Bundle Preview
Below, preview the clip art illustrations included in your free downloadable Bauhaus bundle. Each of the illustrated elements can be used as standalone designs, or incorporated into static or animated collage designs for an eye-catching effect.
This Bauhaus-inspired bundle of illustrations have been created for Shutterstock by Blue Whippet Studio.
How to Download Your FREE Bauhaus Bundle
Simply click the button below to download your FREE Bauhaus Clip Art Pack. Once your ZIP file is downloaded, double-click to open your freebie.
Inside the download, you’ll find two folders containing editable vector EPS files and high-resolution PNG images. The PNG images have transparent backgrounds, allowing them to be applied directly to any design without the need for any editing.
This FREE download also includes a license document that covers the way you can use these illustrations.
By downloading this FREE clip art bundle, you agree not to resell or redistribute these assets.
How to Create an Animated Selfie Using Shutterstock Create
Creating animated designs is quick and easy using Shutterstock Create. In only a few clicks, you can turn an everyday selfie into a modernist masterpiece!
In this simple three-step tutorial, discover how to give your photos and selfies an animated collage effect that elevates your images to new avant-garde heights.
We’ll be using online app Shutterstock Create to create the post design and, by the end, you’ll have a high-resolution GIF or video version of the post for sharing online. All you need is a head and shoulders shot and your freebie bundle to hand. Let’s dive in!
License these photo images via FXQuadro and Cast of Thousands.
Go to Shutterstock Create and choose Instagram Post from the blank canvas options.
First up, let’s bring some texture into the background of our Bauhaus selfie. Go to Images and search for “white paper background.” Choose one of the texture images, and click to drop it onto the canvas.
Let’s build up geometric graphics on our design, before we bring in our selfie. Go to Graphics > Add your own graphic.
Navigate to the folder of PNG images in your free download, and select one of the simple yellow line graphics.
Place a couple of these graphics to the top-left corner.
Upload more graphics to use on your design, then crop the large red circle in half by clicking on Crop layer.
Experiment with more graphics at the bottom-left and top-right corners, cropping graphics to suit if necessary.
Go to Graphics > Add your own graphic, as before. This time, choose your selfie photo. Place the image roughly in the center of the canvas.
Click on Remove background.
With the photo selected, click on Edit image in the top controls panel. Then click on Filters > Black and White to switch the image to monochrome.
If you have an awkward cut-off point to your image, embrace it! Use another geometric graphic to give it a framed edge.
The static version of your design is complete, but we can make it even more fun with some animation.
Select one of the graphics, then click on Animate at the top of the workspace. For these yellow graphics I’ve opted for a Drop animation effect.
Experiment with different animation effects for different graphics, such as a Rotate effect for a circular element.
I want this blue bar to slide in from the right side, to highlight the photo, so I choose a Slide effect. Click on the Play button at the bottom of the workspace to preview your animation effects as you go.
When you’ve finished animating your design, you can click on the red Download button at top-right. Choose MP4 video or GIF for an animated version of your design.
And there we have it, an animated selfie ready to impress your followers!
Your finished Bauhaus selfie! License this photo image via Look Studio.
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License this cover image via contributor Roman Samborskyi.